Tilbury Cove (NSW 402S) is a curving 460m long, north-facing beach, located between the 50m long section of protruding rocks that separate it from Culburra Beach, and the lee of 1.5m high Penguin Head. The sheltered beach usually receives low waves and has a continuous low tide terrace and is... Read more
Tilbury Cove (NSW 402S) is a curving 460m long, north-facing beach, located between the 50m long section of protruding rocks that separate it from Culburra Beach, and the lee of 1.5m high Penguin Head. The sheltered beach usually receives low waves and has a continuous low tide terrace and is patrolled during the summer school holidays. It is backed by a bluff top car park with amenities, and in the very eastern corner against the rocks is a locked track, which leads to a boat ramp used by the local fishermen.
Both Crookhaven and Warrain beaches are rip-dominated, so stay in the patrolled areas. Tilbury Cove is usually quieter and patrolled in summer.
There are numerous accessible beach breaks right along Culburra Beach; Tilbury offers some protected beach breaks in bigger south swell, with a right break also out on Penguin Point also working in larger swell. On Warrain the northern reefs are the most accessible and popular.
The wide, flat rocks round both Crookhaven and Penguin heads are readily accessible and popular spots, with Crookhaven also giving access to the river moth, while there are some good rock gullies out on Penguin. The beach offers the best rip holes toward the north end, with the boat ramp in the southern corner.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.
Includes beaches: Crookhaven/culburra
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw402s